We are LGBTQ+ friendly

We are committed to ensuring patients feel confident to use our services and we are trying to ensure all our patients feel supported and listened to.

All members of staff, together with those involved in all services and activities, are required to conduct themselves in accordance with our Equality and Diversity Policy. They are required to take personal responsibility in this area and work towards promoting respect for individuals. This will entail identifying and removing inappropriate behaviour and changing practices that perpetuate inequality and taking necessary action to challenge unfair, discriminatory or racist, homophobic, biphobic or transphobic language or practices.

If you wish to have more information of any of the practice's policies, please contact the Patient Services Manager who will be happy to assist.

What we are doing...

  • We are updating patients preferred names including pronouns on their medical record.
  • Changing patients gender on their medical record if requested.
  • Raising awareness regarding organ specific screening.
  • Reviewing our policies to be inclusive and support the LGBTQ+ Community.
  • All staff are undertaking ongoing training to be sensitive and supportive to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

NHS Gender Dysphoria Clinics

Trans and non-binary people's general health needs are the same as anyone else's. But trans people may have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria.

Your particular needs may be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender dysphoria clinics (GDCs). All NHS GDCs are commissioned by NHS England, who set the service specifications for how they work. The websites of the clinics listed on this page also have useful information for you to think about before you see a GP. 

Click here to find an NHS gender dysphoria clinic.

The National LGB&T Partnership

The National LGB&T Partnership was established in early 2010, in order reduce health inequalities and challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services.  The Partnership combines the expertise of ten key LGB&T organisations across England, and works closely with many more. https://nationallgbtpartnership.org/

Useful Links